Teen Challenge programs for girls like Columbus Girls Academy (Alabama) can provide an reasonably priced safe haven and school for adolescent girls in Mississippi and from around the nation. It works with girls who have sought to fill a void in their lives through substance abuse, self-harm or negative peer influences.
After exhausting every option in their search to help their daughter, parents in Mississippi often turn to the Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy. They have usually tried psychologists, medications, and rehabs, and getting nowhere. Some have been told by psychologists that it would be a good idea for their girl to get away from home for awhile and from negative influences and peers. That is when they make the call for the help of a Christian boarding school for troubled teens, like the Teen Challenge’s Columbus Girl’s Academy.
The usual girl who is enrolled from Mississippi at the Teen Challenge Girl’s Academy in Alabama was once moving toward a bright future; however, because of poor choices or substance abuse, her life may end up far different from what everyone hoped for. Where there was once excelling grades, there are failing grades. Where there were once athletic, artistic or musical abilities, there is disdain for what she held dear. The teenage girl who once looked to her parents for direction, love, approval and acceptance, now depends on her peers to fulfill those needs; she is willing to follow them down a negative path in life.
Girls from Mississippi who enroll in our Teen Challenge for Girls boarding school generally exhibit issues and behaviors including when they arrive:
- Low self-esteem
- Depression/Suicidal thoughts
- Manipulation of family and parents
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Substance abuse
Usually, prior to choosing CGA, parents in Mississippi have sought help from psychiatry and the use of medication. While psychotropic medications can help alleviate the symptoms of deeper issues, we have achieved great success in weening girls off of them once and for all. All but the most severe psychological issues are generally precipitated by deeper emotional issues, which must be addressed and solved with a clear mind. Psychotropic drugs are reduced over time with the supervision of our physician and the girl’s psychiatrist.
Columbus Girls Academy is the Right Answer
Usually, adolescents have been spared or delayed the heartache of the full-blown consequences for their bad decisions; sometimes by well-intending parents. For these reasons, adolescents are not always convinced of the need for a different way of living. However, the parent is certain of the need for intervention, because their daughter is obviously headed for lifelong trouble if such actions persist. The Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy is an intervention program, hopefully intervening in troubled adolescents’ lives before they become an adult habitually living in a dysfunctional lifestyle.
Teen Challenge for Girls offers parents an opportunity to experience the total transformation that can happen in the lives of young women. This total transformation displays itself in positive new attitudes and actions marked by:
- Reconciliation with God and family
- Acknowledgement of past wrongs, accepting responsibility and seeking forgiveness
- Acceptance of the unique individual they are
- Academic improvements
- Gifts and talents begin to excel again
- Becomes a positive influence on her peers
- Speaks truthfully and makes the truth known
- Submits to those in authority
- Begins to have a vision for a positive future
- A happy and peaceful disposition.
Please call at (334)855-3695 or contact us using the online inquiry form to discover more. We enroll young women from Mississippi year-round.
Teen Challenge for girls enrolls girls from Mississippi and around the nation who are struggling with life-controlling issues or minor addictions. Call us now to learn more about Teen Challenge for Girls.
The Columbus Girls Academy is a Teen Challenge program for girls, located in Seale, Alabama, and it is arguably the most advanced and well equipped and staffed such program in the nation. There are other such Teen Challenge programs across the United States.
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Mississippi is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi (“Great River”). Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States. The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, which was cleared for cotton cultivation in the 19th century. Today, its catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States. The state symbol is the magnolia grandiflora tree.
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